State Auditor Finds Improper Payments With the Mason City School District

The state auditor says more than $109,000 worth of improper payments were found in a re-audit of the Mason City Community School District, and another investigation is underway to examine concerns in previous years. The re-audit focused on records between July 2014 through June 2015 when Anita Micich was Mason City’s superintendent. State Auditor Mary […]

Not Getting the Meningitis Vaccination May Mean Area Students Getting Barred From School

Officials fear hundreds of Iowa students will be barred from classes on the first day of school because the students lack the newly required meningitis vaccination. The districts have been notifying families for months, and some even set up vaccination clinics to meet rules passed by lawmakers in 2016. Polk County health officials say nearly […]

A Third Joins the Race in the Fourth District

Another Democrat has entered the race to oppose U.S. Rep. Steve King in Iowa’s 4th Congressional District. Paul Dahl, of Webster City, announced his candidacy Saturday and said his campaign platform focuses on seven areas: agriculture, campaign finance reform, education, environment, government spending, health care and Social Security. The 52-year-old Dahl drives a bus for […]